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Driving Kids to Succeed through Gamification

Driving Kids to Succeed through Gamification

As written for Business2Community Last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference profiled a lot of new and exciting technologies. Most impressive to me, however, are new ideas that meld real-life challenges with technological solutions. Munzee is a company doing just that. Beyond the Virtual, into Reality Taking gaming beyond the realm of the virtual, and making use of real-world … Continue reading »

Social Loyalty and Gamification – Interview with Tuhin Roy, Co-founder of Fanzy

Social Loyalty and Gamification – Interview with Tuhin Roy, Co-founder of Fanzy

Article first written for, and published as Social Loyalty Disruption – Interview with Tuhin Roy, Co-founder of Fanzy on Technorati. Hyper-engaged Gamification for the Masses Fanzy is an exciting San Francisco startup launching the world’s first social loyalty network. I spoke with company co-founder, Tuhin Roy at ad:tech San Francisco to get more insight into the company’s … Continue reading »

Ads for the Earth: Interview with Ian Wolff, CEO of PlanetUp

Ads for the Earth: Interview with Ian Wolff, CEO of PlanetUp

Article first written for, and published as Advertising That Gives Back (Literally) – Exclusive Interview with Ian Wolff, CEO of PlanetUp Ads on Technorati. Advertising Technology  With all the excitement buzzing around town for ad:tech San Francisco, companies are eager to showcase their latest “2.0’s” and “never before” product releases. Admittedly, in talking to these companies, I’ve … Continue reading »

102 People Power 16% of the Web

102 People Power 16% of the Web

As written for and published by Social Media Today Lean, powerful and cohesive was the lesson from Toni Schneider, the CEO of Automattic, the creators of WordPress, at this week’s Signal Conference in San Francisco. This little company powers some of the largest brands in the world who use WordPress to manage their web content. Names like Mashable, TechCrunch, and the … Continue reading »

Company Cultures That Work

Company Cultures That Work

Automattic has just over 100 employees and helps steer the web world with great products like WordPress. Awesome job titles like “Happiness Engineer” and “Story Wrangler” make the culture fun and inviting. Their people work all over the place and cover the globe. At Automattic, vacation time is up to you, after all, we’re all … Continue reading »

Launch Parties: A Tale of Two San Francisco Startups

Launch Parties: A Tale of Two San Francisco Startups

San Francisco Startup Launch Parties With all the San Francisco startup technology excitement and social media marketing here there’s a lot going on and a lot to do.  Virtually every day there’s some sort of launch party for a new, up-and-coming company or cause.  Last week I visited two San Francisco startup launch parties that were vastly … Continue reading »